CXD-301: XenApp and XenDesktop Advanced Concepts – Optimizing the End User Experience

Course information
Price: SAR 4,388.00
Day(s): 2
Course Code: CXD-301
Delivery Method: Public Schedule

Overview

In this course students will learn how to optimize an XenApp/XenDesktop environment to deliver a great user experience. Starting with user device and Citrix Receiver, the course covers advanced configuration options to optimize the delivery of their apps and desktops. Students continue with enhancing the StoreFront experience through custom branding and advanced customization options. Finally, course attendees will learn how to optimize the VDA for a better experience with printing, user data and multimedia and graphics.

Pre-Requisites

Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have:

  • Intermediate understanding of XenApp and/or XenDesktop 7.x
  • Intermediate understanding of StoreFront 2.x or above
  • An understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization concepts
  • Familiarity with Windows Server 2012 R2

Content

Module 1: Understanding User Experience Issues

• Understanding common user issues
• Common misconfigurations that hinder adoption
• Understanding the user workflow

Module 2: Configuring a Seamless Receiver

• Deploying Receiver seamlessly
• Configuring Receiver through ADMX templates
• Configuring Single Sign On authentication
• Enabling simple upgrades for users
• Presentation of apps and desktops through PNAgent

Module 3: Customizing the StoreFront Experience

• Customizing StoreFront appearance and branding
• Using keywords with StoreFront
• Configuring resource filtering
• Advanced customizations through editing configuration files
• Porting customizations to NetScaler Gateway
• StoreFront launch and session timeouts

Module 4: Delivering Multimedia

• HDX Redirection technologies
• Server vs Client fetching and rendering
• Configuring Flash video fallback behavior
• Configuring Windows media redirection and transcoding
• Delivering Skype for Business (Lync) with the HDX optimization pack

Module 5: Optimizing HDX Graphics

• Understanding graphics delivery
• Configuring the graphics modes with policies and templates
• Using FrameHawk and Thinwire-Plus
• Extracting graphics HDX information
• Reducing bandwidth through policies and settings
• Graphics modes for 3D applications

Module 6: Configuring for Double Hop HDX Connections

• The double hop scenario
• Drive mapping with double hop
• Client name with double hop
• Printing with double hop
• Local Application Access

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are able to:

  • Configure advanced customizations to StoreFront by modifying configuration files
  • Configure resource filtering using keywords with StoreFront
  • Configure a seamless experience for new users with Citrix Receiver
  • Optimize the experience for drive mapping and file redirection
  • Identify and configure the proper HDX graphics mode based on the user and device
  • Extract HDX session information to validate graphics settings
  • Configure the XenApp and XenDesktop machines to minimize bandwidth and CPU requirements
  • Optimize the experience for delivering applications over a double ICA connection

Target Audience

This course is recommended for administrators, engineers, and consultants who are interested in:

  • Increasing user adoption
  • Customizing user access with StoreFront
  • Delivering graphics and multimedia
  • Optimizing user settings for a seamless experience
  • Delivering Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Lync) using XenApp and XenDesktop

Other Delivery Methods

All Delivery Methods

Public Schedule Schedule
Course Details
05 Mar - 06 Mar, 2017 Abu Dhabi
07 Mar - 08 Mar, 2017 Burj Doha - West Bay
12 Mar - 13 Mar, 2017 Riyadh
19 Mar - 20 Mar, 2017 Dubai-Knowledge Village
14 May - 15 May, 2017 Riyadh
21 May - 22 May, 2017 Dubai-Knowledge Village
11 Jun - 12 Jun, 2017 Abu Dhabi

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All course dates
Date & Location Language Ver Delivery Method
March
05 Mar - 06 Mar, 2017 Abu Dhabi Public Schedule
07 Mar - 08 Mar, 2017
Burj Doha - West Bay
Public Schedule
12 Mar - 13 Mar, 2017 Riyadh Public Schedule
19 Mar - 20 Mar, 2017 Dubai-Knowledge Village Public Schedule
May
14 May - 15 May, 2017 Riyadh Public Schedule
21 May - 22 May, 2017 Dubai-Knowledge Village Public Schedule
June
11 Jun - 12 Jun, 2017 Abu Dhabi Public Schedule
13 Jun - 14 Jun, 2017
Burj Doha - West Bay
Public Schedule
Dates for all Delivery Methods
Date & Location Language Ver Delivery Method
March
05 Mar - 06 Mar, 2017 Abu Dhabi Public Schedule
07 Mar - 08 Mar, 2017
Burj Doha - West Bay
Public Schedule
12 Mar - 13 Mar, 2017 Riyadh Public Schedule
19 Mar - 20 Mar, 2017 Dubai-Knowledge Village Public Schedule
May
14 May - 15 May, 2017 Riyadh Public Schedule
21 May - 22 May, 2017 Dubai-Knowledge Village Public Schedule
June
11 Jun - 12 Jun, 2017 Abu Dhabi Public Schedule
13 Jun - 14 Jun, 2017
Burj Doha - West Bay
Public Schedule
All course dates
Date & Location Language Ver
February
13 Feb - 14 Feb, 2017 Zwolle (Grote Voort 291) Public Schedule
22 Feb - 23 Feb, 2017 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Schedule
27 Feb - 28 Feb, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Schedule
27 Feb - 28 Feb, 2017 Nieuwegein (Iepenhoeve 5) Public Schedule
27 Feb - 28 Feb, 2017 Amsterdam (Kingsfordweg 43) Public Schedule
27 Feb - 28 Feb, 2017 Apeldoorn (Soerenseweg 73) Public Schedule
27 Feb - 28 Feb, 2017 Oslo, Global Knowledge Public Schedule
March
20 Mar - 21 Mar, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Schedule
27 Mar - 28 Mar, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Schedule
April
03 Apr - 04 Apr, 2017 Drachten (Amperelaan 1c) Public Schedule
18 Apr - 19 Apr, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Schedule
18 Apr - 19 Apr, 2017 Brussel City Centre (Avenue Louise 65) Public Schedule
18 Apr - 19 Apr, 2017 Eindhoven (Evoluon Noord Brabantlaan 1) Public Schedule
May
02 May - 03 May, 2017 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Schedule
15 May - 16 May, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Schedule
June
06 Jun - 07 Jun, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Schedule
06 Jun - 07 Jun, 2017 Zwolle (Grote Voort 291) Public Schedule
06 Jun - 07 Jun, 2017 Amsterdam (Kingsfordweg 43) Public Schedule
06 Jun - 07 Jun, 2017 Apeldoorn (Soerenseweg 73) Public Schedule
06 Jun - 07 Jun, 2017 Oslo, Global Knowledge Public Schedule
26 Jun - 27 Jun, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Schedule
July
04 Jul - 05 Jul, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Schedule
04 Jul - 05 Jul, 2017 Nieuwegein (Iepenhoeve 5) Public Schedule
August
14 Aug - 15 Aug, 2017 Gent - Regus (Gaston Crommenlaan 4) Public Schedule
14 Aug - 15 Aug, 2017 Amsterdam (Kingsfordweg 43) Public Schedule
September
11 Sep - 12 Sep, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Schedule
11 Sep - 12 Sep, 2017 Nieuwegein (Iepenhoeve 5) Public Schedule
11 Sep - 12 Sep, 2017 Zwolle (Grote Voort 291) Public Schedule
11 Sep - 12 Sep, 2017 Apeldoorn (Soerenseweg 73) Public Schedule
11 Sep - 12 Sep, 2017 Oslo, Global Knowledge Public Schedule
14 Sep - 15 Sep, 2017 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Schedule
October
02 Oct - 03 Oct, 2017 London - Old Broad Street Public Schedule
23 Oct - 24 Oct, 2017 Mechelen (Zandvoortstraat 1) Public Schedule
23 Oct - 24 Oct, 2017 Nieuwegein (Iepenhoeve 5) Public Schedule
23 Oct - 24 Oct, 2017 Apeldoorn (Soerenseweg 73) Public Schedule
23 Oct - 27 Oct, 2017 Groningen (Helperpark 296) Public Schedule
December
04 Dec - 05 Dec, 2017 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Schedule
18 Dec - 19 Dec, 2017 Brussel City Centre (Avenue Louise 65) Public Schedule
18 Dec - 19 Dec, 2017 Zoetermeer (Centrum West 21) Public Schedule

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